Carla Saenz

Carla Saenz is the Regional Bioethics Advisor at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which is the World’s Health Organization’s Regional Office for the Americas. She is responsible for PAHO’s Regional Program on Bioethics, which supports on bioethics to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. An elected fellow of the Hastings Center, she has authored numerous publications on different areas of bioethics, coedited the book Public Health Ethics: Cases Spanning the Globe, and contributed to several ethics guidance documents. She has been responsible of the development of PAHO’s zika ethics guidance, and is in the Steering Committee of the Global Forum on Bioethics in Research. Carla holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin and, before joining PAHO, she was at the Department of Bioethics at Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and in the faculty in the Philosophy Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.